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Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat

Essence

The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat

0.27 oz Item 2289529

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Better together! Apply Essence's The Gel Polish Base Coat, a color gel coat, and then finish with The Gel Nail Polish Top Coat to protect, seal, and provide long-lasting, impeccable shine. Not tested on animals. No DBP, toluene, or formaldehyde.
Step 1: Apply the gel nail polish base coat and let dry. Step 2: Apply 2 coats of the gel nail polish and let dry. Step 3: Apply the gel nail polish top coat and let dry.
Ethyl Acetate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Butyl Acetate, Cellulose Acetate Butyrate, Acrylates Copolymer, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, Triphenyl Phosphate, Polyester / Polyamide Resin, Alcohol Denat., Shellac, Dimethicone, Benzophenone-1, CI 60725 (Violet 2).

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EssenceThe Gel Nail Polish Base Coat
 
4.2

(based on 58 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (33)
  • Long lasting (33)
  • Dries quickly (32)
  • Goes on smoothly (30)
  • Gentle (16)

Cons

  • Chips easily (5)
  • Strong odor (5)
  • Does not work (3)

Best Uses

  • Weekly (27)
  • Daily use (13)
  • Special occasions (13)
  • Base coat (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (26), Manicure/pedicure addict (14), Trendy style (13), Dramatic (6), Budget shopper (4)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (4)

Reviewed by 58 customers

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5.0

Worth every penny

By AshleyNicole

from Mishawaka Indiana

About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Trendy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dries Quickly
  • Easy To Use
  • Gentle
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Special Occasions
    • Weekly

    Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

    Great for anyone on a budget. I prefer not to spend top dollar for nail polish products but want top quality and this delivers.

     
    5.0

    Great for the price!

    By Lucy

    from CA

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

    If you paint your nails especially with darker colors, you must have a base coat. This gel base coat is a cheaper alternative to the more expensive name brands. This base coat prevented my nails from any staining. Keep in mind, this polish works as a base coat, so don't expect a shiny or glossy look. They also carry the top coat version as well which works good for the price and gives a great shine.

     
    1.0

    Returned

    By KP

    from USA

    About Me Classic

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Chips Easily
      • Does Not Work

      Best Uses

        Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

        The polish, base coat, and top coat had beautiful finish, but they peeled Hours after overnight application. I returned them to the store.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Nice inexpensive polish

        By Sheen

        from York PA

        About Me Classic

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Weekly

          Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

          I will only use this polish

           
          4.0

          So far so good.

          By Torrihime

          from Arizona

          About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dries Quickly
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

          • Messy
          • Strong Odor

          Best Uses

          • Weekly

          Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

          My nails chip very badly but I've had this on with a wet n wild nail polish and no chips almost a week later.

           
          5.0

          Awesome

          By Mmullis22

          from Orlando FL

          About Me Dramatic

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dries Quickly
          • Easy To Use
          • Goes On Smoothly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Special Occasions
            • Weekly

            Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

            Easy to use

             
            4.0

            Good buy for your money

            By Jay

            from W.B Michigan

            About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dries Quickly
            • Goes On Smoothly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

              It is not shiny as the product claims.

               
              2.0

              essense nail gel

              By jpm

              from Ogden utah

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Long Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Weekly

                Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

                this is not a smooth nail gel very dull does not shine like it says

                 
                5.0

                Nice & cheap

                By Tiff

                from Smithfield, NC

                About Me Classic

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

                  I use this on my toes because I'm not a big nail color girl. This has lasted in the summer heat, at water parks, even having my 5 year old "running over" my feet in his power wheels. I'll be back to get more.

                   
                  4.0

                  Pretty good product

                  By Angel B

                  from MD

                  About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dries Quickly
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Chips Easily
                  • Does Not Work
                  • Strong Odor

                  Best Uses

                  • Weekly

                  Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

                  This helped the main nail polish stay on, but the polish did still chip. I'm not sure if this product has to do with that.

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